House of Lords ACT 1999

House of Lords ACT 1999

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The House of Lords Act 1999 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom that was given Royal Assent on 11 November 1999. The Act reformed the House of Lords, one of the chambers of Parliament. For centuries, the House of Lords had included several hundred members who inherited their seats; the Act removed such a right. However, as part of a compromise, the Act did permit ninety-two hereditaries to remain in the House on an interim basis. Another ten hereditaries were created life peers to be able to remain in the House. The Act decreased the membership of the House from 1,330 to 669. As another result of the Act, the majority of the Lords were now life peers, whose numbers had been gradually increasing since the Life Peerages Act 1958show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134912905
  • 9786134912907